pissing contest

pissing contest

A useless or trivial argument, competition, or comparison. Whenever Jeff and Tim hang out, they always get into this pissing contest about who's the bigger sci-fi fanatic. If you two are quite finished with your little pissing contest, do you think we might get back to work now?
See also: contest, piss
References in periodicals archive ?
The group wrote Wednesday on their Facebook page, "Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has enabled @realDonaldTrump from his first dog whistles in the birther movement to his latest nuclear pissing contest.
Following Patrick's press conference on Tuesday, parents of transgender children spoke at a separate press conference outside the state Capitol where they characterized Patrick's efforts as a "literal pissing contest," Svitek wrote.
The accusations come after a statement war between the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Finance in early September, followed by a squabble and pissing contest over which politician was less corrupt in an October energy committee meeting in parliament.
But it is likely the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation to come out Hollywood since John Huston's The Bible In the Beginning, wherein, engaging in an epic sort of pissing contest with himself, the director played both Noah and the Voice of God.
2) Don't enter in a pissing contest with a skunk (this was after enduring personal attacks as chair during a school board meeting).
It's fine to ask what's going on, but don't get into a pissing contest with your caregivers.
Put bluntly, New York politicians are involved in a massive pissing contest over the issue.
Among other things, Salvador engages in, or at least hallucinates about, a pissing contest with artist Georgia O'Keeffe.
Don't get in a pissing contest with a skunk (from my father).
It seemed like a pissing contest for teenage boys with a Jackie Chan complex.
The editor of the New York Review of Books is famous for picking reviewers who in turn pick the bones of the books and authors they review, but only a fool would enter into a pissing contest with Bill Gass.
The Ovitz-CAA pissing contest was just the first symptom of unrest, he points out.
By their very nature, pissing contests are short-lived and pointless.
Syria and Israel are engaged in a pissing contest about each others' nuclear weapons programs.
But I don't get involved a lot with panels of people because it's just a pissing contest, and it's not my style.